Another case of a fatal stabbing at a school has been confirmed by the police, this time in the North West.
“According to information available at this stage, the victim was then taken to a local clinic by a passerby, but he succumbed to his injuries,” said Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh.
Although the details are still sketchy, it is alleged that 15-year-old Felies Sithembile, was on his way home from school when the suspect, who is also a pupil from another school, stabbed him with a knife.
The suspect, who fled the scene after the incident, was handed to the police by his parents on Tuesday morning.
The provincial commissioner of North West, Lieutenant-General Baile Motswenyane, has reportedly expressed shock about the incident and others that have occurred recently.
Meanwhile, A 15-year-old who allegedly stabbed to death a teenager at the Grand Parade has appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Monday on a charge of murder.
The Khayelitsha teen has been remanded in custody and will appear in the Child Justice Court next week.
It was alleged he killed a 17-year-old boy during a fight among a group of pupils on Friday.
Both were pupils at a school in Woodstock.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.